Agatino Rizzo
Agatino Rizzo

Agatino Rizzo

Associate Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493438
F247 Luleå

Academic Profile

Agatino Rizzo (里佐), Ph.D., is a tenured, associate professor in urban planning and design at LTU. Since 2005, he has worked as a researcher, visiting fellow, and then lecturer in urban planning and design in Europe and Asia. Agatino works at the intersection of planning, design, and geography in contexts as different as the Arctic (mostly northern Scandinavia), Europe (Sweden, Italy and Malta), and Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar and the UAE). His main interests are the study of the resource-urbanization nexus and development of a vision to transition to sustainable urbanization. Cross-cutting themes are resilience, climate, landscape, heritage, energy, and knowledge production. His original theoretical production includes novel concepts such as the intra-rural divides; transdisciplinary urbanism; knowledge megaprojects; predatory urbanism; and green resilience.

External reviewer assignments

  • External Expert: Assessment proposals for Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in  Africa (LIRA 2030 Africa)
  • Management Committee Member, COST Action "Implementing nature based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city" (Circular City Re.Solution)
  • External Expert:  intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST, European Union);
  • Referee for academic international journals such as the "International Journal of Urban and Regional Research", “Urban Affairs Review”, “Landscape and Urban Planning”, and “Cities”.

Social media

Research Projects/Activities


Article in journal

Energy-efficiency measures for heritage buildings (2019)

a literature review
Lidelöw. S, Örn. T, Luciani. A, Rizzo. A
Sustainable cities and society, Vol. 45, s. 231-242
Article in journal

Winter City Urbanism (2019)

Enabling All Year Connectivity for Soft Mobility
Chapman. D, Nilsson. K, Rizzo. A, Larsson. A
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 16, nr. 10